Geography package

Get hands-on with the world around you

Bring the great outdoors to life with our popular KS2 Geography packages. Pupils have an ideal opportunity to carry-out fieldwork as covered in the National Curriculum whilst really getting hands-on with the world around them.

Our locations are ideally suited for making the most of England’s human and physical land forms and our packages offer a host of educational activities including: detailed work on map skills, navigation work, GPS trails, river investigations, river stream studies and tourism.

You can be confident that our experienced staff will guide your pupils to make the most of all the sites of interest that are on our doorstep, plus thanks to the location of our hostels no additional travel or transport costs will be required during your residential which helps make our packages great value for money.

Learning outcomes

  • To demonstrate the ability to listen and act accordingly to instructions.
  • To demonstrate the key personal skills of resilience and self-motivation.
  • To show an awareness and understanding of environmental issues and the impact that we can have both as individuals and as communities at a local, regional and national level.
  • To have the opportunity to collect primary field data and demonstrate the ability to measure, record and present field work for a variety of human and physical features.
  • To demonstrate an understanding of the use of maps, with particular reference to OS maps including the use of symbols, scale and both four and six figure grid references.
  • To begin to understand the use of compasses include the eight core directional points and where applicable begin to understand the use of other devices such as GPS.
  • To begin to gain an understanding of a variety of human and physical features including rivers, mountains and different settlement types.

Need to know

  • All of our in-house activities are delivered by trained, DBS checked staff who are skilled at leading engaging residentials that are tailored to meet the needs of your group.
  • We’re here to help. If you have any special requirements, please contact us.
  • We actively encourage teachers to participate in all of our activities to help enhance teacher-pupil relations.

Package prices from

FULL
BOARD

£38

per person
per night
(exc VAT)

Price includes full board meals, accommodation and activities.

Activities

May include (subject to availability)

YHA Malham

  • Guided walks to Malham Cove, Gorsdale Scar and Janet’s Foss
  • Detailed work on map skills and navigation work
  • GPS trails
  • Opportunities for river investigations (KS2)

YHA Castleton

  • Navigation
  • Map work
  • River studies
  • Tourism

Funding

Our unique bursary scheme Breaks for Kids offers up to 50% funding to cover the cost of YHA accommodation and food for children from low income households.